Category Archives: People

Meetings and Our Circles of Conflict

by Jane Haskell When we work with groups, we can help individuals in the group shift from thinking about personal agendas, axes to grind, positions, pet projects, or whatever we (or they) want to call it. We can encourage the … Continue reading

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Engineering Students’ Global Efforts Recognized

by Whitney Chamberlain Engineers Without Borders – UMaine (EWB-UMaine) is a group made up of students, faculty, and mentors with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries. Our mission is to “foster a worldwide … Continue reading

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Making Group Decisions – Six Options

by Jane Haskell As you know, one of the primary functions of groups is to make decisions. We have a problem → we need to change something → we need a decision. This is easier said than done, at times. … Continue reading

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Traveling Volunteers

by Sharon Tewksbury Since February 1st of this year, my fiancé and I have been travelling throughout the United States and Canada, volunteering almost every week with a different project; seven months, over 27 states and 3 provinces, over 10,000 … Continue reading

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A Tough Economy and Our Volunteers

As I write this, I am at a conference discussing how the economy is affecting the residents of public housing. The outlook is not good, I am afraid. And so I wonder, we all know that the economy is affecting … Continue reading

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Being a Culturally Competent Volunteer

by Christine Laurel If you volunteer your time and talents through an agency or other community organization or if you work with volunteers, training or recruiting, then you know how important volunteerism is in Maine, providing services and minding the … Continue reading

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Recruiting pro bono and highly skilled volunteers

By Anne B. Schink Watch your local Time Warner cable channel for a new public service announcement about pro bono and skilled volunteers. Get a sneak peak on As a volunteer manager, you have probably had experience with people … Continue reading

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Engaging Distributed Volunteers- Part I

By Joan Davis As Managers of Volunteers you may be fortunate enough to have your team close by and can call them together for a face-to-face huddle any time of the day. But perhaps instead your work covers a broad … Continue reading

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